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Storming of Thunder Ridge – The John Bell Memorial Ride

May 22, 2022


Location: Jamerson Family YMCA Lynchburg VA

Come Experience riding the Blue Ridge Parkway … 

Beacon Credit Union and the YMCA invite YOU to join your friends and fellow cyclists in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia on Sunday, May 22rd for the 13th annual Storming of Thunder Ridge road ride.  This well-supported cycling event offers camaraderie and challenge for every rider’s ability with a choice of 27, 45, 49, 75 and 100 mile routes as you ride at your own pace along safe and scenic well-marked country roads.  Both the 27 & 45 mile routes follow a course of rolling hills and meandering back roads.  For the 5th year,  The Mountain ONLY route (49 miles) – riders drive to Big Island and start and finish there – riding an amazing 49 mile loop that tackles Thunder Ridge and Curtis.  The longer 75 & 100 mile routes test rider stamina with a 13 mile ascent to Apple Orchard Mountain, the highest peak of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. For an epic day in the saddle, the 100-mile route boasts over 9000 feet of climbing.  Your registration helps fund the Community Support Campaign of the YMCA of Central Virginia. Included are cue sheets, fully stocked rest stops, SAG support and monitoring of riders along the course.  At the finish, every rider has access to the Y’s showers,  hot tub, the family pool, and an awesome PIZZA and SALAD party to celebrate with your friends.

Indoor and Outdoor Camping is available on Saturday night, May 21st  (Sunday night outdoor camping too)

Hurry and Register EARLY — RATES INCREASE on Jan 1st and MAY 1st and this ride has a rider limit on the Blue Ridge Parkway of 850 riders !!!!   

Day Of Registration is ACCEPTED if this event does not sell out !!!

Event is held rain or shine.  No Refunds.

Link: Storming of Thunder Ridge – The John Bell Memorial Ride Website